Kressel and Bolander Headline NYRSF Readings on October 6

Brooke Bolander

Brooke Bolander

The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings 25th Anniversary Season continues with Brooke Bolander and Matthew Kressel as guests. The location is The Commons Café at 388 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. Doors open 6:30 p.m. $7 suggested donation.

Brooke Bolander writes weird things of indeterminate genre, most of them leaning rather heavily towards fantasy. Her work has been featured in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons. Nightmare, and the upcoming anthologies Aliens: Recent Encounters and Help Fund My Robot Army.

Matt Kressel

Matt Kressel

Matthew Kressel is a multiple Nebula Award finalist and World Fantasy Award finalist. His first novel, King of Shards, debuts October 13. His fiction has or will soon appear in such markets as Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Nightmare, io9.com, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Interzone, Apex Magazine, and the anthologies After, Naked City, The People of the Book, Launch Pad, and many other markets. Alongside veteran editor Ellen Datlow, he co-hosts the Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series in Manhattan.

Amy Goldschlager

Amy Goldschlager

Guest curator Amy Goldschlager is an editor, proofreader, and book/audiobook reviewer. She has worked for several major publishers, and has also contributed reviews and features to the Los Angeles Review of Books, Locus, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, ComicMix, and AudioFile magazine.

The full press release follows the jump.

The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings presents

Matthew Kressel

Brooke Bolander

guest curator: Amy Goldschlager

Tuesday, October 6th — doors open 6:30 p.m.

$7 suggested donation

The Commons Cafe | 388 Atlantic Avenue

(directions & links below)

Our 25th Anniversary Season continues with all participants being from the counties of Queens or Kings. Some may be recent transplants, but dat, er, that still scars one for life — and for the better.

Brooke Bolander writes weird things of indeterminate genre, most of them leaning rather heavily towards fantasy. She attended the University of Leicester 2004-2007 studying History and Archaeology and is an alum of the 2011 Clarion Writers? Workshop at UCSD.

Her work has been featured in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons Nightmare, Reflection?s Edge, and the upcoming anthologies Aliens: Recent Encounters and Help Fund My Robot Army. She is a clean-burning, energy-efficient engine that runs primarily off tea, the works of Peter S. Beagle and Fumito Ueda, and feedback from her readers. Follow her on Twitter @BBolander, or at her website, http://brookebolander.com/

Matthew Kressel is a multiple Nebula Award finalist and World Fantasy Award finalist. His first novel, King of Shards, debuts October 13th from Resurrection House. His fiction has or will soon appear in such markets as Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Nightmare, io9.com, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Interzone, Apex Magazine, and the anthologies After, Naked City, The People of the Book, Launch Pad, and many other markets. He was the former editor and publisher of the acclaimed ‘zine Sybil’s Garage and he published the World Fantasy Award-winning Paper Cities. Alongside veteran editor Ellen Datlow, he co-hosts the Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series in Manhattan. He has been a member of the Altered Fluid writers group for more than a decade, studies the Yiddish language in his spare time, and is preternaturally obsessed with the film Blade Runner. If you ask politely, he might recite whole scenes from the film. Find him on Twitter as @mattkressel and his blog at http://matthewkressel.net/

Amy Goldschlager is an editor, proofreader, and book/audiobook reviewer. She has worked for several major publishers, and has also contributed reviews and features to the Los Angeles Review of Books, Locus, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, ComicMix, and AudioFile magazine. She lives in Brooklyn and can be found virtually at http://amygoldschlager.com/

The New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series provides performances from some of the best writers in science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, etc. The series usually takes place the first Tuesday of every month, but maintains flexibility in time and space, so be sure to stay in touch through the mailing list, the Web, and Facebook.

We will have free cheese and crackers on hand, and the Cafe will see to your other needs. The Jenna freebie table continues, as does the raffle for any who donate.

After the event, please join us as we treat our readers for dinner and drinks at the cafe, with its evolving menu.

Jim Freund is Producer and Executive Curator of The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings. He has been involved in producing radio programs of and about literary sf/f since 1967. His long-running live radio program, ?Hour of the Wolf,? broadcasts and streams every Wednesday night/Thursday morning from 1:30-3:00 AM. Programs are available by stream for 2 months after broadcast. (Check http://hourwolf.com/, or join the Hour of the Wolf group on Facebook for details.) In addition, Jim is Podcast Host and Post-Production Editor for the twice-consecutive Hugo Award-winning Lightspeed Magazinee.

The Brooklyn Commons Cafe at 388 Atlantic Avenue is an open and collaborative movement building space, only minutes away from the Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Atlantic Avenue subway stops in downtown Brooklyn. The Commons provides resources to the progressive community including affordable office and meeting spaces as well as an event venue that can host anything from parties and benefits to forums, performances, films and workshops. If you are interested in meeting or event space, please contact them at info@thecommonsbrooklyn.org .

WHEN:

Tuesday, October 6th

Doors open at 6:30 — event begins at 7

WHERE:

The Brooklyn Commons Café

388 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt & Bond St.)

https://www.google.com/maps/place/388+Atlantic+Ave,+Brooklyn,+NY+11217

HOW:

Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway stop (A,C,G); Nevins St. (2,3,4,5); and the Barclay Center (B,D,N,R,Q,2,3,4,5, and LIRR). Try the interactive map with the link above.

LINKS:

http://hourwolf.com/nyrsf

Go to Facebook and search for NYRSF Readings

COMING UP:

Nov. 10:  John Joseph Adams presents readers from the Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, co-edited with Joe Hill:

Carmen Maria Machado & Seanan Maguire

Dec. date tba

Ellen Kushner & Delia Sherman, of course!!

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